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Police ID Man Who Fired at WRPD Officers, EMTs

A Bonaire man is under arrest for firing shots at first responders in Warner Robins early Thursday night. 

Shortly after responding to what authorities described as a "routine call" at 125 Galaxy Avenue in Warner Robins, EMTs had to make a call themselves for back-up.

Warner Robins Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says 27-year-old James Daniel Curles, Jr. fired several shots at officers and emergency responders.

In all, an estimated 40 police and SWAT officers were on the scene before Curles was taken into custody and sent for evaluation at the Houston Medical Center.

Assistant Chief of Police John Wagner says "everyone's fine," even though multiple shots were fired from the residence between S. Houston Lake Road and Peach Blossom Blvd.

Houston County Sheriff's deputies assisted Warner Robins Police during the standoff. 13WMAZ's Wes Blankenship reported that an armored SWAT car was also on the scene. 

Three Teens, Two Juveniles Arrested in Houston Co. Break-Ins

Investigators with the Houston County Sheriff's Office arrested three teenagers and two juveniles after several residents reported their vehicles had been broken into this week.

After responding to ten calls about car break-ins in the Lake Joy and Hunt Road area, according to a news release, two deputies stopped a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer and discovered a handgun that had been reported stolen.

A search warrant was issued for a home on Hawks View Trail, which is less than a mile from the Southeastern Little League stadium. The news release says the suspects lived at that location.

Investigators found GPS units, credit cards, jewelry and others items there. 

The suspects have been charged in the car break-ins. The juveniles were not identified. 

The three teenagers are: 

Warner Robins Investigates Alleged Store Gambling

Warner Robins police are investigating alleged illegal gambling at three convenience stores.

This morning, officers were at the Bi-Lo store on Green Street, the Sunoco also on Green Street and the David Food Store on North Davis Drive.

All three stores appeared to be closed today; police cruisers were parked outside and the stores were blocked off by crime-scene tape.

Officer Lance Watson said the three cases are connected and all three stores are suspected of offering cash payouts on video gambling.

Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh would say only that the department is investigating an alleged commercial gambling operation and they expect to release more details in a few days.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.

Warner Robins Store Robbed

Correction: This story originally listed an incorrect address for the Complete Cash store.

Warner Robins police are on the scene of a title-pawn shop robbery.

Police spokeswoman Tabitha Pugh says it happened Thursday afternoon at Complete Cash at 1243 Russell Parkway.

She said no further details are available on the robbery, but no one was injured.

Check back with 13WMAZ.com for updates on this story today.

 

Warner Robins Homeowner Shoots, Kills Alleged Intruder

Early Sunday morning, an alleged intruder was shot to death at a Warner Robins home.

That's according to a news release from the Warner Robins Police Department.

Ronald Lewis Burnett, 36, was found by officers unconscious and lying on the ground outside the house at 205 Thomas Boulevard.

He was taken to the Houston Medical Center and pronounced dead, having sustained an apparent gunshot to the chest.

Officers were told that Burnett tried to break into the house and was shot by 32-year-old homeowner, Travis Lucas. That happened around 1:25 a.m. Sunday.

Neighbor Danielle Haring says she heard at least six gunshots but thought it was from a couple of streets away. When she realized it was her neighbor's home and saw police she said she went outside to check things out.

No other information has been released at this time because this is an active investigation.

Robins Federal Credit Union Sponsors Macon Regional Crimestoppers

Robins Federal Credit Union Sponsors Macon Regional Crimestoppers

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Federal Credit Union recently sponsored the 7th Annual David Pierce Memorial Luncheon by contributing $2,000 to the Macon Regional Crimestoppers. The event will be held Wednesday, June 19th.

Robins Federal Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Federal currently provides financial services to over 148,000 members, with assets exceeding $1.8 billion. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in the 16 counties Robins Federal serves.

Police: 4-Year-Old Run Over at Mall by Mother

by Robin Folsom and Jennifer Moulliet, 13WMAZ.com

STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

- A four-year-old was run over by a car at the Centerville Galleria Mall on Thursday. 

- Centerville police say the car was driven by the boy's mother with two other women inside.

- The three women are accused of shoplifting and trying to escape mall security when the boy was run over. 

A four-year-old boy is in critical condition at the Medical Center of Central Georgia after being run over by a car, driven by his mother.

That's according to Centerville chief of police Sidney Andrews.

It happened at the Galleria Mall in Centerville around 6 p.m.